Long necked automatic gate latch?


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Sam

I'm looking for a long necked automatic gate latch. It needs to be long
because of the size of the gap between the gate and post. The ones Screwfix
sell http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=19060&ts=34832 are too
short and everywhere else I have looked they seem the same. I've seen longer
ones listed on US sites but not in the UK.

So does anyone know where I can get one in the UK

TIA

Sam
 
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Nic

Sam said:
I'm looking for a long necked automatic gate latch. It needs to be long
because of the size of the gap between the gate and post. The ones Screwfix
sell http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=19060&ts=34832 are too
short and everywhere else I have looked they seem the same. I've seen longer
ones listed on US sites but not in the UK.

So does anyone know where I can get one in the UK

TIA

Sam
Bad move imho. Closing the gate stresses this small component greatly.
Extending it increases the stress imposed upon the fixing screws and either
the latch will break or the screws will loosen/ be pulled from the wood.
Use a bit of creative diy to decrease the gap between gate & post, then use
a standard latch. Better still, use a decent method of holding the gate
closed.
The self-locking field gate latch (2nd item down) at
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Ironmongery/GateFittings/d170/sd2260
If this wraps try http://snipurl.com/7k5h

I have a few similar latches on heavily used pedestrian gates. Good, not
brilliant, but far superior to the method you propose.
The design allows for some adjustment as gate/posts move.
HTH

Nic.
 
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